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NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF LITHUANIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
DaliusČekuolis, the new Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Mr. Čekuolis began his diplomatic career for the Republic of Lithuania in 1990, as Head of the Press and Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1991, he was appointed Chargé d’Affaires of Lithuania in Denmark, Norway and Iceland, and served as Ambassador to those countries from 1992 to 1994.
Mr. Čekuolis also served, from 1994 to 1998, as Ambassador to Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and, concurrently, as the Lithuanian representative to the Western European Union and to the North Atlantic Cooperation Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Čekuolis was Head of the Committee of Senior Officials of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, in charge of the Lithuanian presidency of that body. He served as his country’s Ambassador to Portugal from 1999 to 2004, after which he was appointed Secretary of Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Čekuolis graduated from the Institute of International Relations in Moscow, in 1982. Apart from his mother tongue, he speaks English, Spanish, French, Russian and Portuguese.
Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 29 March 1959, Mr. Čekuolis is married with one child.
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